For the first time since the 1993-94 season and for the third time in team history, the New York Knicks have started 5-0. In the previous two instances, they went on to play in the Finals. Does this year's team have what it takes to compete with the Heat as the best in the Eastern Conference?


Contenders or pretenders?

The Knicks have lost in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past four seasons.

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Are the Knicks a legitimate threat to the Heat in the Eastern Conference?

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Over/under 57 wins?

The Knicks have only one 57-plus win season since their trip to the Finals in 1994.

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The last time the Knicks started 5-0, they finished the season with 57 wins. How many will they have this year?

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Better without Amar'e?

Will Amar'e Stoudemire buy into the Knicks' system when he returns from his knee injury?

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Can the Knicks be successful with both Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire on the court at the same time?

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Better duo?

Does J.R. Smith's game better complement the play of Carmelo Anthony more than Amar'e Stoudemire's would?

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Which would be a better tandem for the Knicks when Amar'e Stoudemire returns from his knee surgery?

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Tough two games?

The Knicks haven't won back-to-back road games against teams with winning records since the 2002-03 season.

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How will the Knicks fare in their next two games on the road at San Antonio and at Memphis?

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